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OMG this thread is lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng

I believe in god. I also believe in everyone elses right to believe what they want. I an married to an athiest and we both understand thet you have to have respect for other peoples beliefs.
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Not to start a flame war or anything but why do most athiest believe that ppl who believe in a religeon are stupid? Like i said i believe in god even though i know it sounds rediculous. I just think alot of christians get stereotyped as retarded sheep who cant think for themselves. I am not a stupid person as a matter of fact i am in my junior year of college and still carry a 4.0 average.
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Killer, please don't take this Pandora box thread to heart.

not one post is targeting anyone personally even if it offends some.

This topic will offend many people in many ways sooner or later.

My kids go to church on Sunday, not because I make them, because they want to. I drive them down and drop them off out front, they return with a stronger sense of community and caring.

Is that god's doing?? or more likely a building full of really nice people expressing brotherhood to each other.

Either way, I do not try and sway them, I encourage their participation.

will I go in?? no. I'd get struck by lightning on my way back out.
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Im not offended i have just always wondered.
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I do not believe that all religious people are stupid, but I think people who believe are very often ones who have never really thought about why they believe.
I have found that one of the most common reasons for quitting a religion is the revelation you experience after reading the works related to it, read about it and think about it.
Almost everyone I know who knows a lot about religion and have read the entire Bible are atheists and agnostics.

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I do not believe that all religious people are stupid, but I think people who believe are very often ones who have never really thought about why they believe.
I have found that one of the most common reasons for quitting a religion is the revelation you experience after reading the works related to it, read about it and think about it.
Almost everyone I know who knows a lot about religion and have read the entire Bible are atheists and agnostics.

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I am one of the few who sees alot of the inconsistencies and things that dont seem to make sense and still continue to believe. The bible wasnt hand written by god it was wrote/translated by people who had something to gain by changing a word here and there so there is bound to be inconsistencies and errors. I am NOT one of those ppl who can believe the fact that we just came to be a few thousand years ago. I am what i guess you could call a creative evolutionist. I know i know this sounds wierd and ill prolly catch hell for it (pun intended) but it is what i believe. I believe there is a god just not exactly as the bible describes it.
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That does not sound weird at all - and you may be able to relate to TJ's ideas. If I remember correctly, he does not believe in the established religions, but rather in a universal force which makes people good. I think it was something like that.
I find those beliefs to make far more sense than believing in old books and what some guy in funny clothes tells you to think.

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My religion is Hare Krsna (Krsna Conscientiousness). My attitude towards other religions is very respectful, however the one thing that I can't stand about religion is when people fight, kill, and die over it. Just my two copper pennies.

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I'm a what if kinda person.

The DNA (mitochondrial DNA) markers of "modern man" only date back a few thousand years.

Paintings and sculptures depicting "gods" descending from the sky pre-date Christianity so "what if" a bipedal technologically advanced race landed here many thousands of years ago and left behind either the building blocks of modern man, or dropped off some passengers??

Evidence has been found of brain surgery long before "modern medicine" was discovered. (hell not long ago lobotomies were considered a cure for schizophrenia)

I may very well spend the rest of my life never knowing all the answers, I may never know what exactly to believe, but immaculate conception, walking on water (not ice) and loaves of bread falling from the sky will not be part of it.

One thing I am grateful for is that Albert Einstein was Jewish, very grateful.
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Not to start a flame war or anything but why do most athiest believe that ppl who believe in a religeon are stupid? Like i said i believe in god even though i know it sounds rediculous. I just think alot of christians get stereotyped as retarded sheep who cant think for themselves. I am not a stupid person as a matter of fact i am in my junior year of college and still carry a 4.0 average.
Not to offend anyone, but one could argue that by definition, most athiests are too stupid to comprehend the existence of God. Partly, it is fear. Belief has nothing to do with being too stupid to understand science. Science is the studies of all things God created. Albert Einstein knew God as well as any human being, and understood that "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind". [Subtle is the Lord - The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein, Abraham Pais]

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7. Informal. a stupid person.

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1535–45; < L stupidus = stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -idus -id

stu·pid (stōō'pĭd, styōō'-)
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n. A stupid or foolish person.

[Latin stupidus, from stupēre, to be stunned.]
stu'pid·ly adv., stu'pid·ness n.
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Please refer me to any person in the entire World, religious or atheist, who can "comprehend God".
I thought one of the main excuses for the countless times religion does not make sense is that we are not meant to be able to and never will comprehend God - that "God works in mysterious ways".

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